Plantronics Pulsar 590A Bluetooth Headset ReviewWed, May 03, 2006 - 12:00 AM
Ken?s Final Thoughts
Using the Plantronics Pulsar 590A to listen to music in the office, computer lab, or while traveling is sweet since Plantronics has given the user everything they need to connect and communicate with any device out there. The Universal Adapter is worth its weight in gold. Being small and rechargeable the Adapter goes wherever you need it to go to interface with whatever device you need. Even though the headset had limited (i.e. Non-stereo) Bluetooth connectivity with Bluetooth-ready PCs, the Pulsar 590A worked great for Internet chats and Internet telephony.
The Pulsar 590A switches between phone calls from your Bluetooth mobile phone and other audio devices you might have with no difficulty at all. You?ll never miss a call when listening wirelessly to your favorite music, movie, or video game. Plantronics includes a ton of accessories as well including a desktop charger and case that the 690A can fold up and fit into.
Once Audio/Video Remote Control Profiles (AVRCP) and Advanced Audio Distribution Profiles (A2DP) become universally adopted with cell phones and built-in to computer devices, this is the headset you will want to have. For now, though, the included Universal Adapter allows you to enjoy wireless music listening with almost any audio device wherever you are.
Plantronics has been delivering innovative audio devices for a while and they don?t disappoint us with the Pulsar 590A. Compatible with even our most finicky Bluetooth device ? the Treo 650 ? this headset performs flawlessly with a great range of use, long battery life, and quality sound. We have not seen a better Bluetooth headset designed for use with music devices, portable electronics, and mobile phones.
The Plantronics Pulsar Bluetooth headset can be found starting at $105 on our shopping.com pricing engine and is available locally at most of the larger electronic stores!
Legit Bottom Line
With a street price of $140, the Plantronics Pulsar 590A is the most versatile Bluetooth headset we have tested. If you are looking for the most complete stereo wireless headset system to work seamlessly between your cell phone, AV system, or portable electronics, look no further than the Plantronics Pulsar 590A.